Dave Clark, one of the anchors on KTVU's 'Mornings on 2", is often the recipient of negative
anti-positive e-mail in my message box.
Most people say he looks uncomfortable, that he gives off a bad vibe and seems angry. I'm paraphrasing of course but the overall impression of Clark isn't warm and fuzzy.
Which is interesting because almost every person at Channel 2 has told me Clark is a good guy, or, "he's a real nice man."
I bumped into Clark a few years back; it was some industry event in the city and didn't say much, it was mostly small talk. He was cordial and pleasant and in a brief time, there was nothing to indicate that he was some crummy jerk, not even close to it.
Part of Clark's low-grade appearence, at least on TV, appears to be his facial scowl, which makes him look sort of cranky. But along with the eternal scowl comes the frequent smile afterward so there's every indication that Dave Clark's look can be interpreted as angry but those who know swear he's Mr. Sunshine.
Then there's Tori Campbell. Tori looks and sounds a lot more careful these days. I wonder why. That last statement was intended to be sarcastic.
Ever since you-know-what, Campbell seems more dazed and plain, just do the job and get out of the building kind of vibe.
Maybe it's fair, maybe it's not. I'll give Campbell credit; few people in the business could have survived the whole you-know-what and come back strong seemingly able to put all of that behind her.
While I said my thing on that old deal and wondered aloud why Tori Campbell wasn't given the ax, I also commend her for being able to move forward and onward. True, she has little choice but nevertheless, the stigma of 16 months later is still there and an indelible mark on her career.
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